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    1. Davis foundation literacy initiative: 'It needs to start at birth' | masslive.com

      Davis foundation literacy initiative: 'It needs to start at birth' | masslive.com

      The Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation, a Springfield-based foundation focusing on early childhood and education, wants 80 percent of Springfield’s third graders reading proficiently by 2016. Today, only half as many third graders are proficient readers. The foundation’s “Reading Success by 4th Grade” initiative is using various approaches, including parental awareness, to get more young children on the path to success.  “Because of our knowledge about child development, we understood the importance of the third grade reading milestone,” said Sally C. Fuller, project director for Reading Success by 4th Grade. “Up to third grade, they learn ...

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    2. Center for Human Development earns grant to help disabled soldiers with sports and physical activity programs

      Center for Human Development earns grant to help disabled soldiers with sports and physical activity programs

      “We’re working in collaboration with CHD Disability Resources to plan two, three-day workshops that will include adaptive sports like wheelchair basketball and wheelchair soccer,” she said. “We’re going to combine it with our wellness and healthy living workshops. We may do cycling, yoga, sled hockey and maybe some other activities we haven’t determined yet.”

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    3. Agawam's Yankee Mattress Factory adds new retail location in Springfield

      Agawam's Yankee Mattress Factory adds new retail location in Springfield
      Yankee Mattress, which has been handcrafting between 2,000 and 3,000 mattresses each year in its Agawam factory for the past 11 years, recently opened its third retail location at Haymarket Square at 1670 Boston Road in Springfield. Yankee Mattress also has showrooms at 314 Springfield St. in Agawam and at 104 Damon Road in Northampton.
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